Ravi's roommate Tyler Clementi committed suicide after Ravi broadcasted images of him kissing another man.
Ravi was convicted on multiple charges after he used a webcam to record his roommate kissing a man.
NEWARK - A New Jersey appeals court will decide whether a former Rutgers University student convicted of spying on a roommate
Tuckwell, an Australian native, turned himself in to Princeton Borough Police on Sept. 21, according to Patch. He was released
Gupta's supporters will say he took on the government because he was convinced of his own innocence. As was Ravi. But was it a conviction born out of a sense of his own innocence or a hubris born out of wealth and privilege?
Ravi's roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, days after Ravi used a webcam to see — briefly — live
"At the very least, it was a novel crime to which much of our thinking about bias crime doesn't apply," Poirier said. Tyler
Prosecutors had already appealed the verdict too, contending that the judge didn't follow mandatory sentencing laws that
You might think you don't get along with your roommates, but have you ever had a fight over control of an iPod that lead
The trial court's unjustifiably lenient sentence for Dharun Ravi has shocked the public's conscience.
Ravi's Twitter posts, webcam spying, and homophobic attitude were stigmatizing, and it is possible that these pushed Clementi to a tipping point. But Clementi's suicide did not happen in a bubble with only him and Ravi; it took place in a society in which homophobia is still rampant.
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Dharun Ravi finally wept. But it had nothing to do with Tyler Clementi, his former roommate who jumped off the George Washington Bridge.
While Ravi must take responsibility for his actions, we are all accountable, not just him. Punishing one dumb kid for failing to rein in his dark side primarily serves to make us feel better when it shouldn't, to shift the burden of responsibility to anyone but ourselves.